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Polar Express Story Walk

Saturday, December 29, 2018
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 1st Floor
Stroll past the pages of this classic picture book. There will be train and bell-themed activities for children.  
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Before You Buy: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, eBooks & Smartphones

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Overwhelmed by unlimited, never-ending choices for desktops, laptops, tablets, eBooks & Smartphones? The Library can help you clear up the confusion. With a hand on approach, this session provides attendees with a starting point for researching the latest computer technology. Learn how to do your research before you buy. 
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Goldilocks & the Three Bears

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
What does Goldilocks need to learn about being a good family member? The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s String Quartet demonstrates how music can tell a story in a way that’s fun and engaging for our littlest audience members.
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Got Game? International Games Day edition

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your friends or make some new ones while enjoying an afternoon of games from chess to Settlers of Catan.
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Discovering the Code

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Discovering the Code

Are you ready to take your computer skills to the next level? Have you ever wondered how websites are created? We may not always see it, but computer code is everywhere now, in every aspect of modern life. A good working knowledge of coding is more necessary than ever. This course explores the unusual and interesting evolution of computers and computer languages. Learn some of the "hows" and "whys" of coding. 
Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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NaNoWriMo Write In

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete a first draft of a novel at least fifty thousand words long in between midnight November first and midnight December first. We invite participants to bring their laptops or their pencils and notebooks to our Great Reading Room to work on their projects together and enjoy the company of others who have accepted the challenge.

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, visit http://www.nanowrimo.org
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 
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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library

Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Code-Curious: html

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-beginner-level Coding class is for the Code-Curious. We will introduce html coding concepts and take you from a blank page to a web page within one session. Targeted for adult learners, young adults may find this session helpful. Advance registration required.

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Class size of eight, with a maximum of twelve. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Laptops available for hands-on training.

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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
It’s never too early to grow a child’s love of learning. This is an early literacy-based program using music, rhymes, stories and more. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.

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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Anime Club for Teens

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Watch anime with your friends and enjoy snacks or other activities. For grades 7-12.
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On Stage @ The Eichelberger Forum

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the Main Library. 

This series is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

11/23/18 Guitar stylings of Jim McCutcheon

11/30/18 Renaissance music and storytelling with Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble

12/7/18 Bluegrass and gospel with Lafferty Pike

12/14/18 Classic rock keyboard and vocals with Trey Stone

12/21/18 Salsa music with Al Son Del Iya

12/28/18 Funk & R&B with DJ Basim.
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Mouse Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Mouse Basics  

Before you begin to use a computer, there's the "mouse. Master your mouse skills with Mousercise. "For beginners learn the mouse skills needed to begin computer training. Experienced users having trouble navigating computer programs, may find it useful learn how to identify "Links". Requires advance registration.
 
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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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NaNoWriMo Write In

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete a first draft of a novel at least fifty thousand words long in between midnight November first and midnight December first. We invite participants to bring their laptops or their pencils and notebooks to our Great Reading Room to work on their projects together and enjoy the company of others who have accepted the challenge.

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, visit http://www.nanowrimo.org
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 
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Registration is open

iOS

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
iOS:

If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples current Mobile Operating system iOS. This introductory session will cover the basics of Apple's iOS and provide information to help you better use your Apple mobile devices. We will introduce you to the options available for setting up and keeping things in sync as well as basic user functions. Advance registration is required. 

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Latin Dance Lesson

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Learn basic moves to a variety of Latin dances including salsa, bachata, and merengue. No previous experience or partner is required - feel free to come solo or with friends! 

Instructor Emily Noel is a Dayton-based dancer who trains in bachata and salsa. She has been dancing with the Cincinnati based Atrevidos Dance Company for the past 5 years, performing  at over 20 dance festivals around the U.S.  Emily's goal is to expand the Latin dance scene in Dayton, giving beginners a safe and fun environment to take on a new hobby, get some good exercise, and also meet new people in the Dayton area!
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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library

Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 

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